America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. We hold this shredding guitar solo to be self-evident with today’s Groupon to the Primal Mud Run on April 28, in Durham. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get race registration for one person (up to a $60 value).
- For $55, you get race registration for two people (up to a $120 value).
The Primal Mud Run thrusts rugged go-getters into an outdoor expanse of adrenaline-pumping obstacles and runs. Lactic-acid levels rise as weekend warriors romp through the 4- to 6-mile race, climbing, sprinting, and sliding past challenging terrain to test their physical limits and discover the exfoliating benefits of sweaty mud baths. Primal Mud Run provides four separate age- and gender-appropriate heats, and showers all participants with fruit, water, and a celebratory T-shirt. Exhausted runners revel in their grizzled antics at a postrace celebration fueled by live music and a free beer for participants older than 21. Primal Mud Run does not offer a separate team division, instead encouraging racers to work together to conquer the course. The primal run awards first-place finishers in each of the four heats as well as the day’s most barbaric yawper.
Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with 20 obstacles that test endurance and strength. High hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets impede the path as contestants—guts wrenching and muscles pounding—sprint to awaken their inner warriors. The Metro Dash staff stands by to control the flow of runners and penalize those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig.
Metro Dash staff members divide the race into waves, sending runners through the course to climb and crawl in their race T-shirts as spectators cheer on in support. They require runners in the Elite division to run the course a second time, totaling the scores for competition. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation